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Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake

Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, is cut off from the sea by a broad shingle bar heaped up by heavy Atlantic seas.

The surrounding Penrose Estate is a mixture of rich farmland and woodland around Loe Pool, through which there are many paths to explore.

Take some time to visit the church of St Winwalloe, which huddles low against the wind in the lee of a rocky headland at Church Cove.

Either side of this headland are two sandy coves and the Gunwalloe valley reedbed provides a haven for a wide variety of birdlife.

Plan your trip

We've got lots on offer here at Penrose from walking and bird watching to cycling and events for all the family. Find out how you can make the most of Penrose below.

The Stables café

Enjoying a stop at the Stables Cafe, Penrose

The café will be open between 10am and 4pm from Easter until the end of the summer. Why not plan a visit and pop in for a cup of tea and a slice of cake as part of your day out?

Summer outdoors

Make the most of the sunshine this summer, download one of our outdoor guides for information on walks and trails so you don't miss a thing.

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